Oilatum Emollient Bath Additive for Eczema and dermatitis - 500ml

Oilatum Emollient Bath Additive for Eczema and dermatitis - 500ml

  • Moisturising liquid bath formula for dry skin
  • Can be used for scaly and flaky skin conditions
  • Used as a substitute for soap and shower gel
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Oilatum Emollient Bath Additive is a lightly fragranced, moisturising liquid bath formula for people with dry skin.

It can be used for skin conditions such as dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, senile pruritus, ichthyosis and other related conditions that cause flaky and scaly skin.

Dry skin is due to a lack of water in the outer layer of cells, which reduces its flexibility. This can be due to a lack of water-retaining substances, or the lack of sebum on the skin’s surface. For people with red, inflamed, or chapped skin an emollient can therefore help smoothen and rehydrate it.

Oilatum Emollient Bath Additive is designed to be used in the bath or shower regularly. Its oils form a protective layer on the skin. This slows evaporation and traps more moisture, making the skin feel softer and smoother, with less flaking and itching.

Oilatum Emollient can be used as a cleansing substitute for normal soap and shower gels, which can cause irritation with skin that is sensitive. It can be used safely by children and infants under supervision.

Adding a capful or two regularly to a bath has the added benefit of full immersion in the liquid, protecting skin all over the body rather than just in patches.


The ingredients in Oilatum Emollient Bath Additive are:


Oilatum Emollient Bath Additive must be used with water – either by adding to a bath or applying to wet skin. With the bathing method, full immersion provides the maximum benefits not only of hydration, but it also helps with relaxation.

For adult use in the bath, add 1-3 capfuls of the liquid to 8-inches of bath water and soak for 10-20 minutes. Pat the skin dry afterwards.

For an infant bath add ½-2 capfuls to the basin of water. Gently rub over the body using a sponge and then pat dry.

For use in the shower, rub a small amount of the emollient into wet skin. Then rinse and pat dry.


Oilatum Emollient Bath Additive is suitable for use by adults, children, and the elderly. However, always keep it safely out of children’s reach.

It is exclusively for external use. Take care around the eye area, and if any accidentally enters the eye(s) rinse immediately with clean water. If swallowed, it can cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, so be sure to consult a doctor immediately.

You should take extra care when getting into or out of the bath or shower, as surfaces will be more slippery due to the oil content of the emollient.

If you have checked the ingredients, but still experience an allergic reaction to the additive, stop using it straight away. You may have an unknown hypersensitivity to one or more of the ingredients.

There are no known risks to pregnant or breastfeeding mothers - but checking with your doctor will make sure.

Side Effects

In very rare cases, rashes or other mild skin irritations, erythema, and pruritus have occurred when using this product. Hypersensitivity to ingredients (especially light liquid paraffin) applied at the dry skin site can also rarely cause a reaction.

No interactions have been reported between Oilatum Emollient Bath Additive and other medicinal products.

Research & Evidence

For people with Psoriasis

Our experts at HelloSkin did not find any available clinical data on the benefits of Oilatum Emollient Bath Additive on psoriatic lesions.

However, the product contains acetylated lanolin alcohol (a component of the waxy substance called lanolin obtained from sheep's wool). A lanolin/olive oil emollient applied for 4 weeks in preterm infants was reported superior to a water-in-oil emollient cream and has shown to reduce dermatitis (1).

In another study, pure lanolin applied 2 times daily for 4 weeks was shown effective in treating moderate to severe foot dryness (2).

It is important to note that lanolin may cause contact allergy, and that the acetylated lanolin alcohol is believed to be one of the main sensitisers.

Further, the product contains light liquid paraffin, an ingredient known to help in the prevention of water evaporation. Water evaporating from the skin is increased in psoriatic lesions compared to healthy, normal skin (3).


  1. Pediatr Dermatol. 2008 Mar-Apr;25(2):174-8
  2. Cutis. 2003 Jan;71(1):78-82
  3. Ann Dermatol. 2012 May; 24(2): 168–174
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